bsd

BSD

[Berkeley Software Distribution] n.

a portable operating system developed at the University of California at Berkeley between 1979 and 1994, eventually with published source code, and various subsequent operating systems based on this source code, most of them developed as open source projects. BSD was originally intended as an extension of Unix, but it evolved into something independent of Unix. The last Unix components were removed in the early 1990s so that BSD could be used without a Unix license. BSD components have been used in most operating systems developed since then.

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